Eagle Athletics Hall of Fame, Class of 2005

Marshall Miller
Faculty/Administrator, 1982-Present

Marshall Miller began his work at Tallahassee Community College in 1982 as a mathematics instructor. In addition to a full classroom load, he was producer and host of a seven-part television series designed to help students prepare for the math portion of the College Level Academic Skills Test. He also served as chairman of the Faculty Senate in 1985-86. In 1988, at the request of President Jim Hinson, Miller moved from the faculty ranks to serve as Assistant to the President, where he played a key role in the College's multi-million dollar construction program. During his tenure, TCC added a new administration building, a new library, new classroom buildings, athletic facilities, and a campus-wide infrastructure, in addition to expansion, renovation, and re-roofing of existing facilities. He also administered grants and contracts totaling over $9 million, public information and publications, and the TCC Foundation. Additionally, he served in the role of Administrator over the Athletic Department from 1990-95. Under Miller's leadership, the TCC Athletic Department flourished from the day the College revitalized the program in 1990. In addition to overseeing the construction of first-class facilities, Miller helped TCC lead the state in responding to a commitment to equity for women athletes. Slow-pitch softball, the inaugural women's sport at TCC, was introduced in 1993, and just one year later, the Eagles won the NJCAA Championship, the College's first and only national title. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Odyssey Science Center, Miller helped locate the new facility temporarily on the TCC campus until it moved downtown as the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. Miller returned to full-time teaching in 1996 and is currently a faculty member in the College's Science and Mathematics Division.

Carl Wier, Contributor

Carl Wier's connection with the Tallahassee Community College Athletic Department dates back to the program's rebirth in 1990, however, that is only a small part of his 37 years of service to the College. Wier, who supported Eagle Athletics through his ownership of the TCC Bookstore, retired in 2005, ending almost four decades of distinguished service to the students, faculty, and staff at TCC. Wier started the bookstore in 1968, in a partnership with Bill Schuessler, for the newly formed Tallahassee Junior College. He bought out Schuessler's share in 1973. The bookstore was originally housed in a double-wide trailer but, by 1998, had transformed into a modern, 9,500-square foot facility located in TCC's Student Union. Wier's contributions go beyond the customary books and supplies his store provided. He is well-known campus wide for his kindness, generosity, and sincere desire to help students succeed. From providing employment to paying tuition for deserving students, he exemplifies the characteristics of his faith. From the time TCC reintroduced athletics in 1990, the TCC Bookstore has been a constant in providing financial support to the College's student-athletes. His dedication to and support of Eagle Athletics makes Carl Wier an outstanding selection as the first contributor to be inducted into the Eagle Athletics Hall of Fame.